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Media and Communications Internship

Type: Internship, unpaid

Duration: 3-6 months, 25–37 hours a week (full-time intern position with flexible hours)

Start Date: May 2015

Position Summary: The Media and Communications Internship is a great opportunity to hone some of the most marketable skills in the communications field. The intern will work closely with the Communications team to support Worldwatch Europe's outreach activities, assists with development of new activities and events, and help in shaping Worldwatch's communication strategy for 2015.

Research and Fundraising Intern

Type: Internship, unpaid

Duration: 3-6 months, 25–37 hours a week (full-time intern position with flexible hours)

Start Date: January/February 2015

Position Summary: The Research and Fundraising Internship is a great opportunity to acquire fundraising experience working for an international environmental non-profit organisation. The intern will work closely with the Fundraising team and one or more of the Research teams to support Worldwatch Europe's efforts to develop and fund new research activities.

Volunteer with Worldwatch Institute Europe

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team committed to the vision for a sustainable world? We are currently looking for volunteers and advisors to help support our research and communication activities.

Our mission is to question cultural norms, engage decision-makers towards sustainable practices as well as to stimulate public enquiry. We have a team in Copenhagen of about 20 engaged and creative people – all volunteers or part-time staff.

Interview: The Madrid Statement on Hazardous Chemicals

Recently we sat down with Xenia Trier, one of the co-authors of the Madrid Statement on perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals which accumulate in the environment, and are known to have harmful effects on humans. She explains what the Madrid Statement actually is, what is its purpose, and why it is important, while also providing some background on what PFAS are.

Higlight of the Month: Buy Nothing Day

Saturday November 29th 2014 is Buy Nothing Day !

The idea is simple; keep your wallet closed for 24 hours straight. We are so used to the act of purchasing that we often shop mindlessly. Shopping has become an addiction, and consuming has contaminated our lifestyle. It is time to break the habit and treat this 21st century disease called consumerism.

Announcing the Winners for Urban Biodiversity Calendar 2015

Our Urban Biodiversity Photo Competition attracted over 60 submissions, coming in from every corner of Europe. From Ireland to Italy and Madrid to Malmö, the photos were not only versatile regionally, but also in terms of their topics and style.

The different takes on urban biodiversity captured in the photographs offered us insight into how biodiversity and greening in the cities are understood, and gave ideas and inspiration for our research work.

Urban Pioneers Create Organic Farm on Top of Car Auction Hall

With 100 tons of soil on top of a five-story car auction hall in central Copenhagen, the community-based ØsterGro project has created a real urban rooftop farm, which will not only have plenty of organic vegetables, but also bees and chickens to produce honey and eggs for the association’s members. But how is it possible to construct a large farm in the middle of Copenhagen and will it be safe to eat the vegetables?

Collaborative Economy: Environmental Researchers Need to Get with the Times

The collaborative economy is a business model whereby shared goods and services are distributed in markets to a community of users. It has developed into almost every consumer sector possible and is gaining recognition as a fully-fledged international movement. In response, big companies are starting to invest in order to establish a foothold and avoid obsolescence.

Think Locally When Acting Globally: Wildlife Conservation at Stake in Tanzania

The last decades have shown that the global approach to nature conservation in Africa often has detrimental effects on the livelihoods of local people. This article gives insight into a conservation area in Tanzania and how it has been affecting local communities. Is it possible to find an approach that can further conservation efforts while benefiting local communities?

Highlight of the Month: REconomy- Rethinking economy

Since the 1970s, humanity has been demanding and using more resources each year than earth can actually regenerate. Currently the regenerative capacity of 1,5 earths is used each year to provide humanity with ecological goods and services. Due to the limitations of nature’s capacity and an ever growing demand for natural resources, there is a clear need for rethinking economy.